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We replaced the throttle body and now the car wont start,

Customer Question

Hi, we replaced the throttle body and now the car wont start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: They look good
JA: What is the model/year of your Volvo?
Customer: 2000 s70
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'd like too. Money is tight. And we just basically sat and wondered hahah
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It was running beforehand. A friend came to help and installed the previous throttle body rotated 180. I dont know if that has an bad effect or not. We hsve s different throttle body now. Alao, the gasket on the old body was metal. We went to oreillys and they sold us one that looks like its made from paper
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

With the key on, press the throttle, does the throttle body blade respond? If not this can be a concern with the throttle pedal sensors, computer, or the throttle body and its wiring. If the throttle does respond, try starting it with throttle applied, does that help?

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Thanks Moose.